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Bracketology 2023: Text-Only Bracket and Seed List for March 5, 2023

The 1-68 seed list and, for those using screen readers, a text-only version of Sunday’s bracket.

The top four seeds in each region of the bracket projection for Sunday, March 5, 2023.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from

Text-Only Bracket for Screen Readers

1. Midwest (Kansas City)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Kansas (Big 12) vs. 16 Alcorn State (SWAC) or Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

8 Maryland vs. 9 USC

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

5 Texas A&M vs. 12 Bradley (MVC)

4 Virginia vs. 13 Toledo (MAC)

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

6 Iowa State vs. 11 Mississippi State

3 Gonzaga vs. 14 Furman (SoCon)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 TCU vs. 10 Boise State

2 Arizona vs. 15 Youngstown State (Horizon)

2. South (Louisville)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Alabama (SEC) vs. 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)

8 Florida Atlantic (C-USA) vs. 9 West Virginia

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 Miami (Fla.) (ACC) vs. 12 VCU (A10)

4 Indiana vs. 13 Sam Houston State (WAC)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

6 Michigan State vs. 11 Pittsburgh

3 Marquette (Big East) vs. 14 Colgate (Patriot)

Des Moines (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Kentucky vs. 10 Rutgers

2 Baylor vs. 15 Kennesaw State (ASUN)

3. West (Las Vegas)

Birmingham (Thursday and Saturday)

1 Houston (American) vs. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Southland)

8 Arkansas vs. 9 Illinois

Orlando (Thursday and Saturday)

5 Saint Mary’s (WCC) vs. Utah State or Wisconsin

4 Xavier vs. 13 Louisiana (Sun Belt)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

6 Creighton vs. 11 NC State or Penn State

3 Kansas State vs. 14 UC Irvine (Big West)

Sacramento (Thursday and Saturday)

7 Northwestern vs. 10 Providence

2 UCLA (Pac-12) vs. 15 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)

4. East (New York)

Columbus (Friday and Sunday)

1 Purdue (Big Ten) vs. 16 Howard (MEAC) or Southeast Missouri State (OVC)

8 Missouri vs. 9 Memphis

Greensboro (Friday and Sunday)

5 San Diego State (MW) vs. 12 Iona (MAAC)

4 Tennessee vs. 13 Hofstra (CAA)

Albany (Friday and Sunday)

6 Iowa vs. 11 Oral Roberts (Summit)

3 UConn vs. 14 Yale (Ivy)

Denver (Friday and Sunday)

7 Duke vs. 10 Auburn

2 Texas vs. 15 Vermont (AE)

First Four

Midwest: To Des Moines (Tuesday): 16 Alcorn State (SWAC) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

West: To Orlando (Tuesday): 12 Utah State vs. Wisconsin

East: To Columbus (Wednesday): 16 Howard (MEAC) vs. Southeast Missouri State (OVC)

West: To Denver (Wednesday): 11 NC State vs. 11 Penn State


Last 4 Byes: Auburn, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Mississippi State,

Last 4 In: NC State, Utah State, Wisconsin, Penn State

First Four Out: Nevada, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Michigan

Next Four Out: Charleston, Oregon, Clemson, North Carolina

Lowest-ranked NET at-large: Wisconsin (78)

Lowest-ranked KenPom at-large: Wisconsin (71)

Highest-ranked NET exclusion: Nevada (38)

Highest-ranked KenPom exclusion: Nevada (39)

Bids By Conference

Big Ten: 10: Purdue (auto), Indiana, Michigan State, Iowa, Northwestern, Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Penn State

SEC: 8: Alabama (auto), Tennessee, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State

Big 12: 7: Kansas (auto), Kansas State, Baylor, Texas, Iowa State, TCU, West Virginia

ACC: 5: Miami (auto), Virginia, Duke, Pittsburgh, NC State

Big East: 5: Marquette (auto), UConn, Xavier, Creighton, Providence

Pac-12: 3: UCLA (auto), Arizona, USC

Mountain West: 3: San Diego State (auto), Boise State, Utah State

American: 2: Houston (auto), Memphis

WCC: 2: Saint Mary’s (auto), Gonzaga

23 single-bid conferences

Ins and Outs (5, 2 at-large)

New Entrants: Louisiana (Sun Belt), Penn State, Sam Houston State (WAC), Southeast Missouri State (OVC), Wisconsins

Out For Now: Arizona State, Nevada, Southern Miss. (Sun Belt), Tennessee Tech (OVC), Utah Valley (WAC)

Seed List

* indicates auto bid holder

1: Kansas*, Alabama*, Houston*, Purdue*
2: UCLA*, Arizona, Baylor, Texas
3: Kansas State, Marquette*, UConn, Gonzaga
4: Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, Xavier
5: Miami*, Saint Mary’s*, San Diego State*, Texas A&M
6: Creighton, Michigan State, Iowa, Iowa State
7: Kentucky, TCU, Northwestern, Duke,
8: Missouri, Arkansas, Florida Atlantic*, Maryland
9: Illinois, Memphis, USC, West Virginia
10: Boise State, Providence, Auburn, Rutgers
11: Pittsburgh, Mississippi State, NC State (First Four), Utah State (First Four), Oral Roberts*
12: Penn State (First Four), Wisconsin (First Four), Bradley*, Iona*, VCU*
13: Sam Houston State*, Louisiana*, Toledo*, Hofstra*,
14: Furman*, UC Irvine*, Yale*, Colgate*
15: Eastern Washington*, Kennesaw State*, Vermont*, Youngstown State*
16: UNC Asheville*, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*, Howard* (First Four), Southeast Missouri State* (First Four), Alcorn State* (First Four), Fairleigh Dickinson* (First Four)